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How Sweet Do You Like Your Taters?

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Hey Friends,

Quick recipe coming at you to play with. I have seen some epic sweet potatoes on Instagram and so I decided to play around with it and make my own creation. Both times I have made this sweet version of a sweet potato they have been made for my boyfriend and both times he has quite enjoyed them! So here goes…

Sweetened Up Sweet Potato

Basic Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • Wash one sweet potato (which ever variety you have on hand) and stab it all over with a fork.
  • Wrap the potato in foil and toss in the oven.
  • Bake until the sweet potato is soft (timing depends on size of the sweet potato) all the way through.
  • Let the potato rest until it is cook enough to handle, slice into and open up.
  • At this point, you can either toss it in the fridge if you would like your treat to be cold OR you can leave it warm.
  • Once you have opened up the potato top with whatever your heart desires. The options are unlimited!

Here’s two sweet potatoes that I have dressed up:

Oozzzing sweet tater

Oozzzing sweet tater

Cinnamon Swirl, Chocolate and Peanut Butta Tater

  • 1 roasted orange sweet potato
  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 scoop Cellucor cinnamon swirl whey
  • unsweetened carob chips
  • raw cacao nibs
  • Vanilla Maple coconut peanut butter (YouFreshNaturals) or another nut butter
  • cinnamon
  • pure maple syrup

After roasted, cut open the potato when it’s still steaming and push the carob chips into the sides of the potato so that they can melt while you are preparing the yogurt topping. Set aside. Combine your yogurt, whey (can use vanilla whey + cinnamon) and a little bit of water or milk. Top your tater with the yogurt mixture and add on the rest of the toppings (the nut butter, cacao nibs and cinnamon). Drizzle with pure maple syrup to finish it off. Enjoy warm or cold.

IMG_2313Chocolate Peanut Butter and Hazelnut Tater

  • 1 Japanese purple sweet potato (or another variety)
  • 1/3 cup of plain goat yogurt (or greek)
  • 2 tbsp chocolate PB2
  • 1.5 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • raw cacao nibs
  • few roasted hazelnuts
  • carob chips
  • pure maple syrup
  • cinnamon

After roasted, cut open the sweet potato and push the carob chips in the sides so that they can melt. Set aside. Combine your yogurt with your PB2 and toss on your tater (you can add this after chilling your tater or keeping it warm). Heat up your peanut butter with a little bit of water or milk to make peanut butter crumbles and toss on your tater too. Add the rest of the toppings (cacao nibs, cinnamon, chopped hazelnuts) and drizzle with pure maple syrup. Enjoy hot or cold.

Hope you enjoyed this recipe! now go make your own SweetPotatoPorn! ๐Ÿ˜€

What would you top a sweet potato with?

Do you like sweeter takes on sweet potatoes? I can’t say I have actually tried one as I’m just so in love with roasted rosemary ones but I think I will have to try it one day to test it out as they look amazing! One thing I will say is that my lips will never touch the marshmellow candied yam concoctions you see at Thanksgiving….no thanks. I just don’t have the sweet tooth for that.

-Chelsea

 

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4 thoughts on “How Sweet Do You Like Your Taters?

  1. Love this!! I loveee sweet taters. I usually stick to cinnamon and almond butter but this looks too good

  2. I can’t say I have tried sweet potatoes with nut butter but I have tried it once with cinnamon and greek yogurt which I enjoyed. Maybe I’ll try melting some soy nut butter on top?! Definitely something to consider. Yum! Your pictures are making me drool as per usual!

    • I know despite all the instagram sweetpotato porn making me drool all the time I have yet to try them like that. I’m so stubborn and always think I will regret not doing it the way I love, but sometimes I need to be more adventurous…and hey, it makes for a good blog post/recipe ๐Ÿ˜‰ haha

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